Robert E. Gutsche Jr., Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts at Florida International University. A journalist since 1996, having written for The Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, Newsday, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Wisconsin State Journal, and other regional and local publications, his scholarship surrounds the cultural and social meanings of news. He is particularly interested in the ways in which news media demarcate space and characterize place as ideological tools for imposing social control – especially as related to race. He is the author of A transplanted Chicago: Race, place and the press in Iowa City (McFarland, 2014) and of Media control: News as an institution of power and social control (Bloomsbury, 2015/2017). Gutsche is also coauthor of News, neoliberalism and Miami’s fragmented urban space (Lexington, 2016), and coeditor of Visual culture for a global audience (Cognella, 2016). His book, Reinventing journalism, education, and training: Addressing news as power and propaganda (Bloomsbury) is due to publishers in Spring 2017. An affiliated faculty member with Florida International University’s African and African Diaspora Studies Program, FIU’s Sea Level Solutions Center, and FIU’s Latin American and Caribbean Center, Gutsche was a Research Scholar at the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute at the University of Missouri in 2015-2016 for a team-based research project related to understanding audience interaction with long-form journalism on mobile devices. Gutsche is also Lead of the Department of Journalism + Media’s Mobile Virtual Reality Lab at FIU. He holds a Ph.D. in Mass Communication from the University of Iowa. He lives in Miami with his wife and two dogs, Sam and Stella.